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Warrumbungle National Park

Warrumbungle National Park is a heritage listed national park located in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The national park is located 550 kilometres northwest of Sydney and contained within 23,311 hectares; the park attracts 35,000 visitors per annum. The national park is based on the geographical Warrumbungle Mountain Range, sometimes shortened to the Warrumbungles, thus the park name is heard in the plural; the park lies within the Pilliga Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance for a range of woodland bird species, many of which are threatened. Warrumbungle National Park was added to the Australian National Heritage List in December 2006. On 4 July 2016, the park was the first within Australia to be certified as a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association; the nearest towns to the park are Baradine, Coonamble, Gilgandra and Tooraweenah. Access via Coonabarabran to the east is by 27 kilometres of sealed road called the John Renshaw Parkway, built in 1966.

Via Coonamble to the west, access is by a 57 kilometres long road with some gravel. The park is contained within three local government areas: Warrumbungle Shire to the east, Gilgandra Shire to the south and Coonamble Shire to the west. Located within the large area of temperate savanna grasslands the park incorporates the most spectactular part of the Warrumbungle mountains, a region of past volcanic activity with unusual lava formations; some of the most well-known rock formations include Bluff Mountain, Mount Exmouth, The Breadknife, Split Rock, Fans Horizon and Crater Bluff. There are many scenic bushwalks and both rock climbing and abseiling are popular. Though the park preserved habitat for koalas in the past, a massive 2013 fire decimated the koala population. Located adjacent to the national park is the Siding Spring Observatory; the observatory opened in 1965, was constructed on the boundary of the park because the park provided a light-free environment. This scientific facility consists of several internationally important telescopes and has considerable socio-economic importance to the local Coonabarabran community.

There are four main campsites. All camping in the park is only permitted after obtaining a permit. There is a visitors centre for keys to a number of huts; the park caters for large school groups. There are free electric barbecues available however firewood is not supplied or to be collected within park grounds. A proposal to reserve the more scenic parts of the Warrumbungle Range as the Warrumbungle National Monument was first initiated by the National Parks and Primitive Areas Council in 1936; the area was first proclaimed as a reserve in 1953. In 1967 management of the park was signed over to the National Parks and Wildlife Service; the construction of a network of walking tracks done by hand was headed by the parks first ranger, Carl Dow. The park was added to the list of the National Heritage in December 2006, in recognition of the park's importance as an extensive and spectacular geomorphological site with bold volcanic landforms that are unrivalled anywhere else in Australia. In January 2013 about 80% of the national park was destroyed in a conflagration that burned much of the area surrounding the park as well as destroying dozens of homes.

The visitor centre and museum were wiped out, as well as railings and viewing platforms throughout the park. The park has since reopened, although some parts remain closed. Protected areas of New South Wales Warrumbungle National Park: Park management at the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. NSW Parks and Wildlife Service Closure notice

Donald Angus Beaton

Donald Angus Beaton was a Canadian blacksmith and a Cape Breton-style fiddler. Beaton was the son of Annie Belle Campbell. Beaton performed traditional fiddle tunes, as well as more than 50 of his own compositions, he was well known as a dance fiddler. He played and recorded with family members; the albums The Beatons Of Mabou - Marches, Strathspeys & Reels of the Highland Scot and Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music, The Beaton Family of Mabou feature his compositions played by his family. He published a book of his tunes; the Beatons Of Mabou - Marches, Strathspeys & Reels of the Highland Scot. Rounder LP 7011 The Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music, The Beaton Family of Mabou Smithsonian Folkways 40507 Live at the House Donald Angus Beaton's Cape Breton Scottish Violin Music. Cranford Publishers. Englishtown, Nova Scotia. 1987. His son is the Cape Breton fiddler Kinnon Beaton. Andrea Beaton, Kinnon's daughter is a fiddler

How to Change Your Mind

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Addiction and Transcendence is a 2018 book by Michael Pollan. It chronicles the long and storied history of psychedelic drugs, from their turbulent 1960s heyday to the resulting countermovement and backlash. Through his coverage of the recent resurgence in this field of research, as well as his own personal use of psychedelics via a "mental travelogue", Pollan seeks to illuminate not only the mechanics of the drugs themselves, but the inner workings of the human mind and consciousness; the book is organized into six chapters with an epilogue: A Renaissance Natural History: Bemushroomed History: The First Wave Travelogue: Journeying Underground The Neuroscience: Your Brain on Psychedelics The Trip Treatment: Psychedelics in Psychotherapy Kevin Canfield of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote: "In'How to Change Your Mind', Pollan explores the circuitous history of these often-misunderstood substances, reports on the clinical trials that suggest psychedelics can help with depression and the angst that accompanies terminal illnesses.

He does so in the breezy prose that has turned his previous books – these include The Omnivore's Dilemma and Cooked, the inspiration for his winning Netflix documentaries of the same name – into bestsellers."Jacob Sullum of Reason gave the book a positive review, but faulted Pollan for blaming Timothy Leary's self-promotion without allocating blame to the politicians and journalists who shut down the promising scientific study of psychedelics. The New York Times Book Review named How to Change Your Mind one of the best books of 2018

Łukasz Wiśniewski

Łukasz Wiśniewski is a Polish volleyball player, a member of Poland men's national volleyball team and ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, gold medalist of the World League 2012, silver medalist of the World Cup 2011, Polish Champion. Wiśniewski was born in Poland, his mother trained handball and his father is a former footballer. On May 10, 2014, Wiśniewski married to Katarzyna. On January 2, 2017 his wife gave birth to their daughter Aleksandra, he has been playing for Polish club ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle since 2012. He debuted in Polish national team on May 2010 in friendly match Poland vs. France. In December 2011 Poland, including Wiśniewski, won silver medal of World Cup, he is a gold medalist of World League 2012 held in Bulgary. CEV Challenge Cup 2011/2012 – with AZS CzęstochowaNational championships 2012/2013 Polish Cup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 2012/2013 Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 2013/2014 Polish Cup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 2015/2016 Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 2016/2017 Polish Cup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 2016/2017 Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 2017/2018 Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 2018/2019 Polish Cup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 2018/2019 Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 2019/2020 Polish SuperCup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-KoźleNational team 2011 FIVB World Cup 2012 FIVB World League 2013: Polish Cup - Best Blocker 2014: Polish Cup – Best Blocker 2016: Polish Cup – Best Server 2017: Polish Cup – Best Blocker FIVB profile Akademia Polskiej Siatkówki profile PlusLiga player profile ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle player profile

Reform Party (Norway, 1974)

The Reform Party was a short-lived political party in Norway. The party was founded in August 1974 by "moderate" defectors from Anders Lange's Party. Led by Carl I. Hagen, the party merged back into ALP in May 1975, after Hagen—as Anders Lange's deputy—had become a Member of Parliament following Lange's sudden death in October 1974; the Reform Party was founded in Voksenåsen in Oslo on 31 August 1974 by Kristofer Almås, Deputy Member of Parliament Carl I. Hagen and others who broke away from Anders Lange's Party, they claimed that Lange was an "extremist", criticised what they considered as his unwillingness of taking political responsibility, consistent refusal of political moderation and of establishing a political program. When Anders Lange died in October 1974, Hagen became a regular Member of Parliament as Lange's former deputy, thus gave the Reform Party parliamentary representation. In opinion polls in January and February 1975 the Reform Party saw its support at 0.4%. On 13 May 1975 the party was split after Almås had been thrown as party chairman by the party board, in turn reorganised the party under an "interim board" with himself as party chairman.

Hagen responded by stating that he held control of the party finances and its membership rolls counting 700 members. On 26 May 1975, Hagen reconciled with his former party, merged the Reform Party back into ALP at a meeting with the party's parliamentary leader Erik Gjems-Onstad. In January 1976, Almås claimed that Hagen single-handedly had made a deal to merge into ALP, that the "new board" had come together and issued a demand for Hagen to return the party's membership roll. Hagen in turn maintained the legitimacy of the party's merger with ALP. On 26 October 1976, Almås withdrew from his position as party chairman, as well as politics in its entirety, as he claimed to have been subject to massive harassment as a result of "incorrect" coverage of the events surrounding the party by the mass media. On 19 January 1977, the party secretary, Peter N. Myhre, announced that he withdrew from his position, after a meeting intended to solve the crisis in the party only resulted in quarrels and name-calling

Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea, MBE is a Northern Irish professional motorcycle racer, competing in the Superbike World Championship with team-mate Alex Lowes. He was world superbike champion in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, making him the most successful World SBK rider in the championship history, he holds the highest number of race wins in the superbike championship. He was runner-up in the Supersport World Championship for the Ten Kate Honda team in 2008, runner-up in the British Superbike Championship in 2007 for the HM Plant Honda team, he was named Irish Motorcyclist of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2016. Rea made two MotoGP starts in 2012, scoring points on both occasions, but has not been a regular rider in the championship, he was nominated for the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. For much of his career he has been backed by Red Bull. Rea was British 60cc motocross runner up before moving up through the motocross classes, he was not keen to switch to circuit racing as he considered it to be boring, but he was persuaded to by friends Michael and Eugene Laverty, contesting the 2003 British 125cc Championship.

His 2004 season was interrupted by a crash at Knockhill. In 2005 Red Bull set up a British Superbike ride for him on a factory-spec Honda Fireblade, he showed his potential by snatching a pole position from the established names, finished 16th in the series despite missing two races, at Snetterton after a heavy testing crash, at Oulton Park after the death of a junior teammate in the previous event. He started the 2006 season lying sixth in the British Superbike Championship after five meetings. At Oulton Park he finished 3rd in race two, before being demoted to fourth as he was deemed to have gained a place from Shane Byrne on the last lap illegally, although he claimed that he crossed the infield grass as he was squeezed out of road, he qualified fifth at Mondello Park before heavy rain forced the cancellation of the races, claimed that he had been on race tyres, rather than special soft qualifying compounds. He impressed at Mallory Park too, qualifying on the front row and running second until high-siding in race one, despite having no race engineer for the weekend.

At Knockhill he took pole position, followed a fourth in race one with his first career podium in race two, passing Leon Haslam for second with two laps to go. He took fourth in the championship, ahead of the factory Honda of Karl Harris, he took Harris' factory ride alongside reigning champion Ryuichi Kiyonari of Japan. After four-second places, he took his first win in the second race at Mondello Park, after dominating wet practice but struggling in the dry first race. A double victory at Knockhill followed, taking him to within nine points of Kiyonari at the top of the standings – retaining this position after Oulton Park in which each HM Plant Honda rider won once and crashed once, he finished as the series runner-up, 26 points behind Kiyonari and 20 ahead of Leon Haslam. In 2007, he raced with Kiyonari and won a three-hour endurance race, the pair was entered for the Suzuka 8-Hour race on a factory Honda machine. Plans for him to contest the British MotoGP round on a Team Roberts bike were scrapped in favour of extra Suzuka preparation.

He attended the 2007 World Superbike round at Brands Hatch, as he began to explore international options. In September 2007 he signed a three-year progressive deal with Ten Kate Honda to ride in the Supersport World Championship for the 2008 season, the Superbike World Championship for the 2009 and 2010 seasons, he turned down the option of staying in British Superbikes with either HM Plant Honda or move to Rizla Suzuki, turned down a World Superbike ride with the factory Xerox Ducati team. In his first race at Losail in Qatar, he crashed. At Assen he challenged for a first WSS win, he did win for Ten Kate at the Donington Park British Supersport race, which the team entered as practice for the WSS race there. His first World Supersport win came at Brno, he followed this with a second win at Brands Hatch, although the race was stopped early after the fatal accident of Craig Jones with seven laps remaining in the race. A third win followed at Vallelunga, his chances of winning the title were ended by a wild move from Robbin Harms in the penultimate round at Magny-Cours.

He did remount to finish tenth in the race. For 2009, Rea rode for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team in World Superbikes, he made the switch before the end of 2008, meaning that he made his WSBK debut in the final 2008 round at Portimão. His first podium came in the second race at round six at Kyalami. Another third place followed in the next round at Miller Motorsport Park, before his first WSBK win came at Misano, after a frantic battle with the Ducati duo of Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio; this followed a chaotic first race that day. He added a further win in Germany to finish fifth overall and second best rookie behind top rookie, Ben Spies, who won the World Superbike championship that year, he remained with Ten Kate for 2010, scored a double victory at the team's home round at Assen, however this was followed by two crashes at Monza. A further crash in Superpole at Miller Motorsport Park injured his neck and shoulder, though he still raced the next day, scoring a 14th and an eighth, he scored only seven